Miriam O’Callaghan opened up about her sister’s loss and how it completely changed her outlook on life.
I had a beautiful sister Anne, and she died very young,” the RTÉ star told RSVP Magazine.
“She died of cancer at the age of 33, leaving behind two tiny girls.”
Miriam said Anne’s loss made her feel she needed to live her life to the fullest.
“I wake up every day feeling really grateful for life. There are 24 hours in a day and you can do so many things,” she says.
Miriam was candid about her recent trip to a Garth Brooks gig in Croke Park, admitting that his music took on a special meaning after Anne’s death.
“At the time of her death, that song was constantly playing on the radio.
“I used to see her drive ahead when we were going somewhere and I used to think there was a tomorrow that wouldn’t come because I knew how sick she was. We loved that song.
“Her daughter, Lizzie, was in the photo I shared from the show.”
Sitting in the sunshine with her daughters and granddaughter Lizzy before a show in September, Miriam took to Instagram to share snaps from the “great night”.
“His song If Tomorrow Never Comes has a special meaning to all of us.”
The mother of eight children also temporarily ruled out writing: “People often ask me to write a book about my career and eight children. What should I say? I will only make people angry.
“No one wants advice. The only advice I want to share is to live life to the fullest and enjoy life as it is in the past. Be kind, work hard and have fun.”
The announcer revealed that she’s “bored” of listening to herself and prefers to chat with others – although there’s no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Miriam revealed that she is working with RTÉ on a contract basis, meaning she does not need to retire at 65 and instead has to wait until her contract is renewed by the bosses. .
“I think you should do what you’re doing if you’re good at it. I don’t want to be there because I’m allowed to be there,” she said.
“Like Oprah said, she’s turning 70, you have to do your job well.
“If you’re good at what you do, do it for as long as you can and for as long as you want. If people don’t want to see or listen to you, they’ll tell you.”
The RTÉ star recently revealed the tension behind her legal bid launched in 2018 after deceptive ads began appearing on Facebook touting a new anti-wrinkle cream.
Miriam took Meta, the owner of Facebook, to the Supreme Court to deal with the scam after people started mass approaching her mother about the presenter’s alleged new business venture.
Speaking to RSVP, Miriam said: “It’s stressful because it’s been going on for so many years. My mother kept saying ‘You’re going to lose your home.’
“It was very expensive to sue them and I didn’t do it lightly. I did everything I could to take the ad down, but my mom was out of Mass and everyone. are saying they heard I left RTÉ to make my own face cream.
“Like someone said, maybe I should start that face cream business because it’s selling well,” she jokes.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/miriam-ocallaghan-says-sisters-death-made-her-live-life-to-the-fullest-42187516.html Miriam O’Callaghan says her sister’s death made her live her life to the fullest